India now second largest Internet market, Dentsu Aegis acquires Perfect Relations

Indian digital news of the day - Dentsu Aegis has announced the acquisition of the Perfect Relations group, India has overtaken the United States to become the world’s second largest Internet market, with 333 million users, trailing China’s 721 million, and more

BSE partners with Twitter for hourly Sensex updates & more: The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has partnered with Twitter to provide live updates of Sensex levels, stock prices and opening and closing figures of Sensex companies, reports the Economic Times. The BSE has been running a Twitter account since 2012, but it did not have a realtime feed before.

L’Oreal Professionnel assigns digital mandate to Social Kinnect: Social Kinnect, a Mumbai-based 360-digital media agency, has won the digital mandate for L’Oreal Professionnel India. The account was won following a multi-agency pitch.

BC Web Wise brings on board Jaydeep Savant as director of strategy and innovation: BC Web Wise has appointed Jaydeep Savant as director – strategy and innovation. Savant will lead digital analytics and oversee the expansion of the agency’s service portfolio to support key technology trends. He will be based in Mumbai and report to Chaaya Baradhwaaj, founder- managing director, BC Web Wise.

GREY group India appoints Aritra Chaudhuri as Senior Creative Director, Bangalore: GREY group India has appointed Aritra Chaudhuri as their new Senior Creative Director in its Bangalore office. He will be responsible for driving the agency’s creative mandate for its impressive mix of clients based out of Bangalore.

Havas appoints Vivek Dhyani as Group creative director: Havas, formerly known as Havas Worldwide, recently hired Vivek Dhyani as Group creative director for its Gurgaon office.

Dentsu Aegis bulks up; acquires Perfect Relations: Dentsu has announced the acquisition of the Perfect Relations group, one of India’s top-notch public relations communications firm. The price tag for this is not known, but estimates are that it is in the triple crore digit range.

Rammohan Sundaram appointed MD & SVP (APAC & MEA) for C1X: Programmatic advertising company C1X Inc has appointed Rammohan Sundaram as their MD & SVP for Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa. C1X is two and half years old, has recently reased $8.5 million from Venture Labo Investment of Japan and UTEC.

SHEROES acquires counselling, support platform LoveDoctor.in: SHEROES.in the career platform for women has acquired love, relationship, and sexual health counselling platform LoveDoctor.in in an aim to broaden the type of support and community offered to over 800,000 platform members.

JSW Group assigns digital duties to RepIndia: Rep India, a 360-degree creative and digital agency, has won the digital mandate of the JSW Group.

SoCheers’ ‘Agent M’ reveals the truth about digital agencies in this hilarious spoof: Titled #WeAreForReal, the video gives a peek into the grind that ensues when a digital agency makes an ad film. The commercial has been developed by SoCheers Infotech and was shot by the production house Once upon a Film. Arjun Chandrakar has directed it while Shalini Poddar is the producer.

China, India now world’s largest Internet markets: India has overtaken the United States to become the world’s second largest Internet market, with 333 million users, trailing China’s 721 million. But a new report released today by the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development also confirms that just six nations – including China and India – together account for 55% of the total global population still offline, because of the sheer size of their populations.